SPH Journalism Scholarship (Masters – Local/Overseas)

By | February 5, 2017

SPH Journalism Scholarship (Masters – Local/Overseas)

Location: Singapore – North

Company Profile

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH’s subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, SPH’s suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and One FM 91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in Mediacorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in Mediacorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, TODAY.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

  • Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
  • The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.

The Seletar Mall is SPH’s latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.


As a journalist, you will gather facts and information through research and interviews, and present the information in a clear, concise and interesting way in the article you write. Besides having an excellent command of the language, you should have an inquisitive mind with a nose for news, a knack for gaining the trust of others to obtain information, a persistent attitude for pursuing stories, an eye for details, and physical and mental stamina to handle daily deadlines.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore Citizen;
  • Degree – At least a second class upper for local sponsorship and a first class for overseas sponsorship
  • Done consistently well in school and have strong language skills;
  • An impressive co-curricular activities record;
  • Strong leadership qualities;
  • A strong interest in a writing career; and
  • Not currently in receipt of any other scholarship.


Courses of Study

You can pursue Masters in all fields of study except in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, architecture and law.


Selection Process

Shortlisted candidates will have to go through a writing exercise and attend an interview if they clear the exercise. Successful candidates will be given an opportunity to get a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a journalist, where their performance will be assessed. Candidates who have cleared the final round of the selection interview will be offered the scholarship.


How to apply

Please download the application form and email your application to scholars@sph.com.sg with supporting documents.

Resume, all educational certificates, CCA records, testimonials, SAT I & II test results   (if applicable) and ORD certificate (if applicable)
Application is now open.

Closing date: 15 April 2017